Villa wants Fabregas move

Barcelona striker insists the Arsenal captain deserves a return to Barca

Villa: Believes Cesc Fabregas could play a part with the newly-crowned European champions

David Villa believes Cesc Fabregas deserves to return to his boyhood club Barcelona.

The Spanish striker insists he would welcome the Arsenal captain back to Catalonia if the 24-year-old was to make a move from the Emirates.

And Villa, whose team claimed a comfortable Champions League victory over Manchester United, thinks Fabregas would fit in to a team fast becoming dubbed the best in history.

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The Gunners midfielder has endured a disappointing season with Arsenal which culminated in Manchester City clinching third spot to ensure automatic Champions League qualification.

While a successful 2010/11 campaign for Barca highlighted the already outstanding options coach Pep Guardiola has available.

"As a player, everybody knows what Barcelona brings. And as a person, he deserves to return to Barcelona, his family is here and it is where he started. "

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But despite the accomplishments of the European champions, Villa is adamant his Spain team-mate, who was signed by Barcelona's youth academy aged 10, can play a key role at Camp Nou.

The Spanish striker told Cadena COPE radio: "As a player, everybody knows what Barcelona brings. And as a person, he [Fabregas] deserves to return to Barcelona, his family is here and it is where he started.

"Having him would be a great joy and I'd be happy for him because he deserves it, and I'd be happy to have him as my team-mate."